11.30.2010

ALEX'S FAVORITE THINGS

I'm sure by now everyone has either heard the recap or seen the gifts Oprah gave her guests on her annual 
"Oprah's Favorite Things Christmas Show"....
This entry was inspired by the episode. 
If I could give my readers, viewers and friends some of my very favorite things for Christmas, these are some things I would give! 
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MY SIGNATURE RED LIPSTICK: 
CHANEL'S GABRIELLE
A DWARF HAMSTER:
IF YOU LOVE ANIMALS AND ARE LOOKING FOR A PET THAT DOESN'T REQUIRE LOTS OF TIME AND AND TONS OF CARE...
BUT DON'T THINK THEY'RE TOTALLY LOW MAINTENANCE. HAMSTERS ARE VERY FRAGILE IN THE SENSE THAT A DRAFT, ANY CHANGE IN WEATHER, LONLINESS, AND EVEN A SLIGHTLY UNCLEAN CAGE CAN MEAN DEATH. I CLEAN MY SHAOSHU'S CAGE ONCE A WEEK, GIVE HER TREATS EVERY NIGHT (ASIDE FROM THE HAMSTER SEEDS THAT SHE ALWAYS HAS ACCESS TO IN HER CAGE),PLAY WITH HER AFTER WORK,COVER HER CAGE  WITH A BLANKET EVERY NIGHT AND ALWAYS MAKE SURE SHE IS IN A COMFORTABLE PLACE IN MY HOUSE WHERE THE ELEMENTS CANNOT EFFECT HER. EVEN THOUGH HAMSTERS ARE QUITE LOW MAINTENANCE PETS, SO OFTEN PEOPLE DO NOT CARE FOR THEM AS THEY SHOULD AND THAT MAKES SAD, LONELY AND UNHEALTHY LITTLE FULFF BALLS :( 
ZARA'S BOYFRIEND BLAZERS:
I HAVEN'T FOUND A BRAND THAT I LOVE MORE.
I OWN TWO IN BLACK AND CAMEL....AND I NEED THIS WHITE ONE!
HRH COLLECTION ULTRA SLEEK CHAINS:
I FIND MYSELF WEARING AN ULTRA SLEEK EVERYDAY WHETHER IN THE BRUSHED SILVER, HIGH POLISHED SILVER OR HIGH POLISHED GOLD. THEY MIX WITH ALL OF MY OTHER CHAINS AND ARE SUCH EXPENSIVE LOOKING STATEMENT PIECES!
CLASSIC BLACK LEATHER WITH GOLD HARDWARE TORY BURCH FLATS:
I LOVE THESE SHOES AND WEAR THEM ALMOST EVERYDAY. 
I OWN FOUR PAIRS OF TORY BURCH FLATS BUT THESE ARE MY FAVORITE PAIR. THE PATENT AND PYTHON VERSIONS HAVE NOT BROKRN IN AS WELL AS THESE HAVE AND DEFINITELY ARENT AS COMFORTABLE...THEY'RE CLASSIC, WEAR VERY WELL AND OVER TIME HAVE MOLDED TO MY FOOT. 
LIKE ALL FINE LEATHER GOODS, THEY ARE DEFINITELY WORTH THE INVESTMENT.
THE SWEDISH SKIN LINE:
I LOVE THIS LINE FOR SO MANY REASONS BUT MOSTLY BECAUSE IT TRULY WORKS FOR ME AND I HAVEN'T HAD A RELAPSE OF ANNOYING AND UGLY BLEMISHES SINCE I HAVE BEEN USING THE LINE. 
YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE LINE AT WWW.SWEDISHSKIN.COM
THE GULLHOLMEN FROM IKEA:
I LOVE THIS UNIQUE RATTAN CHAIR I HAVE PLACED ON MY PATIO WITH A MATCHING OTTOMAN. IT IS CASUAL, COMFORTABLE AND MODERN. WITH FLICKERING MOROCCAN LANTERNS ON A TABLE TO ITS SIDE, MAKES THE PREFECT ATMOSPHERE TO SIP A COCKTAIL AFTER A LONG DAY OR HAVE BREAKFAST ON A WEEKEND MORNING.
MY ALMOND (BEIGE) CHANEL FLAP:
LOVE THIS BAG AND AM SO HAPPY IT IS A PART OF MY COLLECTION. IT IS CLASSIC AND TIMELESS AND I AM SO THANKFUL I PURCHASED IT RIGHT BEFORE THE LAST (OUTRAGEOUS) PRICE HIKE!
SEA SALT ICED COFFEE:
MY MOST GUILTY PLEASURE!
FOO DOGS:
I HAVE A SLIGHTLY UNHEALTHY OBSESSION WITH FOO DOGS. IT'S A GOOD THING I'M PICKY AND HAVE TO REALY LOVE SOMETHING BEFORE I DECIDE TO BUY IT FOR MY HOME. AT THE MOMENT I HAVE SOME ADORABLE TURQUOISE FOO DOG BOOK ENDS AND AM ON THE HUNT FOR A LARGER ONE TO SIT ONE THE FLOOR, NEAR MY FRONT DOOR.

26 comments:

  1. Alex, you're sooo pretty. I like every bit of your style and personality.

    Keep updating

    xoxo
    Namuna

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  2. Those dogs are amazing ! I didn't even know there is such thing :) and it;s also pretty cool you like ikea :) As always you look stunning !! Have a good day and a very warm one because in Poland it's freezeing cold :)

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  3. Love love your style, and personality. Love your blog and your ootd videos. If you dont mind me asking, what Target to you find the brand Tucker? I went to my local target and they did not have it there...

    Also you seem to get alot of great items on sale.. do you have any tips as to finding great deals on clothes or shoes?

    Thanks!!

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  5. ah, what a great post! I love the ultra sleek chains! so gorgeous

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  6. i enjoyed the post; however, i dont like how you wrote in a previous blog post that 'a friend' turned you onto using the skin care line swedish skin because you just posted a video recently about SS sending you the products. thats what the ftc is for

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  7. omg chanel prices are so crazy! a jumbo flap is now $3700 plus tax...so $4000! why didnt you get the black with gold hardware?

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  8. I am in love with your style!! such great taste and always very inspiring!!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

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  10. Cute post. Love the Foo Dog idea for the front door. I have never heard of a sea salt iced coffee before but then England are not known for their amazing coffees! lol!

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  11. Hi Alex, Do you know the current price of the large Chanel flap? Does color make a difference in pricing? I have $3,700.00 stuck in my head for some reason. Have a great day!

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  12. ALEX! This blog is such a great idea! Do you mind if I do this tag as well?
    I LOVE the blazer, flats and CHANEL. They are all great key pieces in a wardrobe.
    Take care!
    Alex/Ale
    suckitjunecleaver.blogspot.com

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  13. I love the look of the Chanel lipstick and bag. The Swedish Skin line looks intriguing! I have a hamster too, Wolverine, but he's a long haired syrian adn he is just a legend! They are really nice pets to have! Yours looks teeny tiny! so cute!

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  14. Love this post!! I am definitly going to keep my eyes peeled for that Zara blazer when I go to Montreal (there's no Zara where I am) and I love the Foo Dogs, so cute :)

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  15. You have such elegant taste! I never knew those were called Foo Dogs. I thought those were dragons! LOL!

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  16. I definitely share your love for the tory burch flats and the dwarf hamster. Although for some reason my hamster is super fast and very difficult to hold at times :(

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  17. I love your favorites Alex, especially the TB flats and the Chanel =)

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  18. lovely post!you have such nice taste!your posts always bring a smile to my face!

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  19. hey there~ inspiring as always! Wondering where the cafe is since I live in L.A.
    I love coffee. Thanks much~ Chris

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  20. Great post :)
    I have foo dogs! I got them at the Jade market in Hong Kong! I love mine too x

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  21. I love your favourite things - I'll take them all...thanks :) he he x

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  22. Hi Alex!
    I just discovered your blog and videos a week ago and I've pretty much read and watched everything! You are so inspiring girl! I live in Melbourne, Australia. I've been eyeing off some of your pieces on Etsy....do you post this far?? How much would the postage be do you think for an Ultra Sleek Chain? Xo

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  23. Love this and I must pick up that Chanel lipstick!

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  24. I recently bought Chanel Gabrielle after reading about it in your other blog post. I love that you love foo dogs! You must have been Asian in a past life :)

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  25. You should do an updated favorite things! Also, will you get more polished silver ultra sleeks in?

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